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2 Engage this roving treacherous heart, O Lord, to choose the
better part, To scorn the triftes of a day
For joys that none can take away, 3 Then let the wildest storms arise;
Let tempests mingle earth and skies;
But all my treasures with me bear. 4 If Thou, my Jesus, still be nigh,
Cheerful I live, and joyful die ;
7s. 402 who hath reconciled us to Himself
by Jesus Christ.—2 Cor. 5, 18. 1
NCE I was estranged from God;
For His love on me hath smiled
And my stubborn heart is won.. 3 Soon shall I behold His face,
In His friendship heaven possess;
God in holiness to see.
Merey sending from above:
we are the Lord's.-Rom. 14, 8. 1 ,
One in Three, and Three in One,
Glorious Lord of earth and heaven! 2 Vilest of the sinful race,
Lo! I answer to Thy call,
403 Whether we live therefore or die,
3 If a creature weak as I
Now I give Thee back Thine own:
L.M. Ashamed of Me.-Mark 8, 38. 1
A mortal man ashamed of Thee? Ashamed of Thee, whom angels praise! Whose glories shine through endless
days! 2 Ashamed of Jesus! - Sooner far Let evening blush to own a star; He sheds the beams of light divine
O'er this benighted soul of mine. 3 Ashamed of Jesus !--Just as soon
Let midnight be ashamed of noon:
Bright Morning Star! bid darkness flee. 4 Ashamed of Jesus !--that dear Friend
On whom my hopes of heaven depend; No! when I blush--be this my shame,
That I no more revere His name. 5 Ashamed of Jesus !-Yes, I may,
When I've no guilt to wash away,
No fears to quell, no soul to save.
Till then I boast a Saviour slain!
L.M. 405 O Lord, truly Tam Thy servant.-
Ps. 116, 16. 10
LORD, Thy heavenly grace impart,
Henceforth my chief desire shall be
To Thee, my God, to Thee. 2 Whate'er pursuits my time employ,, One thought shall fill my soul with joy, That silent, secret thought shall be, That all my hopes are fixed on 'Thee;
On Thee, my God, on Thee. S Thy glorious eye pervadeth space;
Thou’rt present, Lord, in every place;
To Thee, my God, to Thee. 4 Renouncing every worldly thing,
Safe, 'neath the covert of Thy wing,
In Thee, my God, in Thee.
A place of refuge.--Isa. 4, 6. 1
; Lord, to Thine altar's shade we fly: Forth from the world, its hope and fear, Father, we seek Thy shelter here: Weary and weak, Thy grace we pray;
Turn not, O Lord, Thy guests away! 2 Long have we roamed in want and pain,
Long have we sought our rest in vain;
78. 407 Thy people shall be my people, and
2 Jonely I no longer roam,
Every idol I resign.
Ease, enjoyment, pomp, and power;
408 We have left all, and have fol
lored Thee.-10, 1
I my cross have taken, All to leave, and follow Thee; Naked, poor, despised, forsaken;
Thou, from hence, my all shalt be. Let the world despise and leave me;
They have left my Saviour too; Human hearts and looks deceive me
Thou art not, like them, untrue. 2 Go, then, earthly fame and treasure,
Come, disaster, scorn, and pain:
With Thy favour, loss is gain:
I have set my heart on Thee;
All must work for good to me. 3 Man may trouble and distress me,
"Twill but drive me to Thy breast; Life with trials hard may press me,
Heaven will bring me sweeter rest.
While Thy love is left to me;
Were that joy unblest by Thee. 4 Thus I haste from grace to glory,
Armed by faith, and winged by prayer; Heaven's eternal day before me,
Thine own hand shall guide me there. Soon shall close my earthly mission,
Soon shall pass my pilgrim days, Hope shall change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE :
FAITH IN GOD.
S.M. 409 By grace are ye sared through
faith.-Eph. 2, 8.
And is the gift of God. 2 Jesus it owns as King,
And all-atoning Priest;
But looks for all in Christ. 3 On Him it safely leans
In times of deep distress;
While it directs our way. 5 Lord, tis Thy work alone,
And that divinely free;
To work this faith in me.
410 1 live by the faith of the Son of MY
I hold my trail abode,
Its Saviour, and its God.